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What Are You Waiting For? Open That Wine!


Are you holding on to a certain bottle of wine? Perhaps it's a bottle that has a place in your heart, or maybe it's one you are saving for a special occasion. Well, it's time to quit waiting and start drinking. Open That Bottle Night — a celebration in which wine lovers all over the world uncork a cherished bottle and enjoy the contents — is Saturday, Feb. 23. Created in 2000 by two wine writers from the Wall Street Journal —Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher — Open That Bottle Night gives wine drinkers a reason to finally drink that coveted bottle. The writers argue:

These dear bottles have a special way of retrieving warm and often-forgotten memories, but you have to pop the cork to release them. That's why we invented Open That Bottle Night. So very many of us have that special bottle — from a departed loved one, from a visit to a winery, from a vacation — that we're always going to open for just the right moment, but, of course, that moment never comes.

Until now! Mark your calendars and get your corkscrews ready. I will be popping a bottle of Moet Chandon that I've been saving since 2005. How about you? Will you open one of your most precious bottles?

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